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A quick and easy tutorial showing how to replace a broken laptop keyboard yourself at home. This was done on a Dell Inspiron N5050, but the procedure is very similar on other models and Paul shows you how to find out exactly how to replace the keyboard on your own laptop.

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Paul Freeman-Powell

Paul (@paulfp) is the main presenter of the award-winning Switched On Network YouTube Channel, which covers a variety of interesting topics usually relating to his love of technology and all things geeky. He also founded and runs Innobella Media, where he leads in all aspects of video production, video editing, sound & lighting. A father of 3 children including twins, his hobbies used to include photography, playing the drums and cycling. With a degree in Modern European Languages, Paul speaks French, Spanish and a little bit of Italian, and holds dual British & Irish citizenship.

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